The Morning News for February 24, 2011

by Dave on February 24, 2011

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This Week’s BIG BEACH GUIDE (Coastal Sussex)
Dive into this week’s edition of The Big Beach Guide, including special offers like 20% off any one item at Shorebreak and a happy-hour massage special at The Spa at The Bellmoor. All that, plus great info and stories from great local businesses. (Click here to download this week’s edition.)


Christine O’Donnell: ABC Wants Me on Dancing with the Stars (People)
Delaware Tea Party politician Christine O’Donnell says she’s officially been invited to join the cast of Dancing with the Stars – but she hasn’t yet made a decision about being a contestant on ABC’s ballroom competition. (MORE)

Jury recommends death in Delaware police killing (Washington Post)
A jury that convicted a man of murder in the shooting of a Delaware police officer has recommended that the defendant be sentenced to death. (MORE)

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Cutting Salaries OK, But So Are Unions, Says Delaware Governor (Talk Radio News)
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s (R) budget-repair bill goes too far, says Delaware Governor Jack Markell (D). (MORE)

Delaware’s venerable Townsends chicken processor sells off its last plants (Philly.com)
Delaware-based Townsends Inc., one of the first and largest U.S. industrial chicken processors, has sold its remaining plants for $76.4 million in a bankruptcy sale. (MORE)

Delaware to Push for Gay Marriage (Philly Mag)
Home to Rehoboth, a popular beach resort for many gay and lesbian Philadelphians, Delaware is the next state to consider a campaign in favor of same-sex civil unions. (MORE)

UD makes list of 50 Best Value public colleges (Newsworks)
UD ranks among the nation’s best values for public college, says a new study from The Princeton Review and USA Today. (MORE)

Proposed budget would cost Cape district $1.5 million (Cape Gazette)
Gov. Jack Markell has proposed school districts pay more of their transportation costs. Add that to an accounting issue over teacher paychecks and it could cost the Cape Henlopen School District $1.5 million if Markell’s fiscal year 2012 budget is approved as written. (MORE)

Rehoboth police working conditions ‘deplorable’ (Delmarva Now)
Working among thousands of feet of loose computer cables in a maze of thrown-together rooms, the staff of the Rehoboth Beach Police Department does its best to keep the city’s residents and guests safe. (MORE)

Rehoboth man runs from traffic stop (WGMD)
A man stopped for a traffic violation by Rehoboth Police ran from the scene in the area of Church Street and Route 1. (MORE)

In uncertain job market, tips for pursuing a career (Delaware Online)
Since graduating last year from Shenandoah University with a master’s degree in athletic training, Casey Cooper has worked part time as a massage therapist and a sign-maker for an advertising company. (MORE)

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Enjoy your day,
Dave Burris
Coastal Sussex Morning News

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